Raila wanted convoys access to airside at airport – KAA

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4 – The Kenya Airports Authority has denied claims that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his wife were was restricted from accessing the VIP lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The authority says that Odinga was indeed allowed access and the use of the Government VIP lounge on Monday, while Ida was given similar admission last Friday.

The authority further clarified that restrictions that applied to the former PM and his wife involved driving their convoys to the airside as they did previously.

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“According to national security regulations, only convoys belonging to the President of Kenya, visiting Heads of State and the Deputy President of Kenya can access the airside at any of the airports in Kenya.”

KAA said it has three VIP lounges – the State Pavilion for the President of Kenya and visiting Heads of State, the VIP III Lounge for the Deputy President of Kenya and Retired Heads of State and the Government VIP Lounge for ambassadors and government VIPs.

“The former Prime Minister has unrestricted access to the Government VIP Lounge.-capitalfm.co.ke

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